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Title: Optimal allocation of FACTS devices in power networks using imperialist competitive algorithm (ICA)
Authors: Shahrazad, Mohammad
Advisors: Zobaa, A
Keywords: Optimisation;Imperialist competitive algorithm;FACTS devices;Allocation;Objective function and constraints
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Brunel University London
Abstract: Due to the high energy consumption demand and restrictions in the installation of new transmission lines, using Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) devices is inevitable. In power system analysis, transferring high-quality power is essential. In fact, one of the important factors that has a special role in terms of efficiency and operation is maximum power transfer capability. FACTS devices are used for controlling the voltage, stability, power flow and security of transmission lines. However, it is necessary to find the optimal location for these devices in power networks. Many optimization techniques have been deployed to find the optimal location for FACTS devices in power networks. There are several varieties of FACTS devices with different characteristics that are used for different purposes. The imperialist competitive algorithm (ICA) is a recently developed optimization technique that is used widely in power systems. This study presents an approach to find the optimal location and size of FACTS devices in power networks using the imperialist competitive algorithm technique. This technique is based on human social evolution. ICA technique is a new heuristic algorithm for global optimization searches that is based on the concept of imperialistic competition. This algorithm is used for mathematical issues; it can be categorized on the same level as Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) techniques. Also, in this study, the enhancement of voltage profile, stability and loss reduction and increasing of load-ability were investigated and carried out. In this case, to apply FACTS devices in power networks, the MATLAB program was used. Indeed, in this program all power network parameters were defined and analysed. IEEE 30-bus and IEEE 68-bus with 16 machine systems are used as a case study. All the simulation results, including voltage profile improvement and convergence characteristics, have been illustrated. The results show the advantages of the imperialist competitive algorithm technique over the conventional approaches.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the award of Doctor of Philosophy and was awarded by Brunel University London
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